EXPLORING THE SPECTRUM OF COLORS
Mr. Mario Cudiamat
As a partial fulfilment of the requirements in Physics IV
John Dave J. Gamez
IV- Pope Gregory XIII
A term paper entitled “EXPLORING THE SPECTRUM OF COLORS” is a partial fulfilment of the requirement given by Mr. Mario Cudiamat in Physics IV, Immaculate Conception College, Balayan, Batangas, and S.Y. 2010-2011.
This document entitled “EXPLORING THE SPECTRUM OF COLORS” is submitted to Mr. Mario Cudiamat, as a partial fulfilment of the requirements in English IV. After approval and proof reading, it earned a grade of ____%.
The primaries traditionally taught in art school for painters, and for this reason the ones well be discussing here, are YRB (yellow/red/blue). There’s no point in arguing over which primary system is best- they each have their place in a specific discipline. Any colour of the spectrum can be made by mixing the Yellow, Red, and Blue primaries. This is why they are called First-Order colours. These are pure colours and are not created though mixing any other colours. If you look at the Colour Spectrum at the top of this page you’ll notice that while there an infinity of additional colours, convention has it that there is in fact an additional.
These 12 colours, starting at the top of the colour wheel with Blue and moving clockwise are; Blue-Violet, Violet, Red-Violet, Red, Red-Orange, Orange, Yellow-Orange, Yellow, Yellow-Green, Green and Blue-Green.
B. STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
1. What wavelengths go with color?
2. What are spectral colors?
3. What are the theories of color vision?
4. What is ultraviolet light?
5. What is infrared light?
C. SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The study of this research paper is very significant because we have learned about colors and we came to know also the theories of color and its mixtures. By this study, we were able to explore the spectrum of colors.
COLOR- is the visual perceptual property corresponding in humans to the categories called red, green, blue and others.
INTENSITY- is a measure of the energy flux, averaged over the period of the wave.
OPAQUE- Impenetrable by a form of radiant energy other than visible light.
PERCEIVE- to become aware of, know, or identify by means of senses.
PIGMENT- is a material that changes the color of reflected or transmitted light as the result of wavelength-selective absorption.
RAINBOW- is an optical and meteorological phenomenon that causes a spectrum of light to appear in the sky when the Sun shines on to droplets of moisture in the Earth’s atmosphere.
SPECTRAL- is a dark or bright line in an otherwise uniform and continuous spectrum, resulting from a deficiency or excess of photons in a narrow frequency range, compared with the nearby frequencies.
SPECTRUM- is a condition that is not limited to a specific set of values but can vary infinitely within a continuum.
TRICHOMATIC- having, or using three colours, as in the three color process in printing and photography.
VISIBLE- is the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that is visible to the human eye.
REVIEW of RELATED LITERATURE
Most light sources are mixtures of various wavelengths of light. However, many such sources can still have spectral color insofar as the eye cannot distinguish them from monochromatic sources. For example, most computer displays reproduce the spectral color orange as a combination of red and green light; it appears orange because the red and green are mixed in the right proportions to allow they eye’s red and green cones...